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post #1 of 12
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I just got the SeaGate 300GB 16bm HD today.
And I install the WinXp Pro on it. It only read 127GB Not 300GB on my C drive.
And i Check the Bois, It Showing 300GB. can some1 please tell me why and how to fix it.
I think is my Jumper But not sure, It come with the Jump on it, With the Jumper:Limit Data Trandfer Rate to 1.5Gbits Per Second, With Out: Normal Operation. But when i take the Jumper Off it still reading 127GB on my C Drive.
SO please help me out.
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post #2 of 12
Well As that is SATA HDD you dont need to set a Master or Slave priority to it. However make sure that if ifs a SATA 2 Drive you are allowing it to be set to SATA 2. However this should not matter in your case.

I would follow this guide but when doing this guide right click on the drive and Click format : http://www.overclock.net/faqs/89757-...nise-your.html
post #3 of 12
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This is the only HD i have right now. my 250gb HD was from my old HP PC. and that HD wont let me install WinXP Pro on it ,thats y i go get other HD for it.
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Do you have your Windows Service packs installed? You'll need SP1 .. otherwise Windows will only recognize 127GB.

Thus, just install Windows.... create a partition of 100GB or so during install.. leave the rest unpartitioned. Then after installing Windows, update Windows with SP1, SP2, and whatever else...

Then you should be able to partition the rest of the drive
    
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You could also try a Full format off that drive leaving No partitions on it using F-disk here : http://www.fdisk.com/

The Start 1 fresh new parition for Windows.
post #6 of 12
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i got it now lol thanks you SOOOOOO MUCH!!
anyway how many drive i make is the best for 300GB? 2,3,4?
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post #7 of 12
Well 1 would be best. However do you mena phyical drives or partitions ?
post #8 of 12
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Partitions, cuz some of my friend say better to make 2 or 3 for 300gb+ .
I just make it 2 partition, If 1 is better i will just do 1Partition, But dont know how to put it back to 1. lol
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post #9 of 12
Nay.. make at least 2

- One for Windows and installed programs
- One for Data

In that case, if you ever have to re-install Windows, you can leave the Data alone!

However, in any case do make frequent backups of stuff you don't want to loose.
    
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post #10 of 12
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cool! that what i am doing.
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